2018 D3football.com features

  • New chief Engineer keeps MIT humming
    October 17, 2018
    MIT lost the coach that made the program what it is today, leading it to the best stretch in the history of MIT football. But so far, rather than take a step back, the Engineers are still looking smart under new coach Brian Bubna. Brian Lester has more.
  • Twin freshmen help Del Val find quick chemistry
    October 16, 2018
    After losing nine starters on defense, Delaware Valley has been able to reload thanks in part to Anthony Nobile and Michael Nobile, who have locked down things up front for the Aggies. More in a feature from Joe Sager.
  • John on their minds, in their hearts
    October 15, 2018
    Saturday's Johnnie-Tommie game was more than a rivalry game. It was part reunion, part wake, and full of celebration and memories of John Gagliardi that went well beyond the 40-20 final score. Frank Rajkowski was there and has more of the scene from Collegeville.
  • Remembering John
    October 11, 2018
    Frank Rajkowski, who covered St. John's and John Gagliardi for more than 15 years for the St. Cloud Times, spent countless hours covering the man who wound up college football's all-time wins leader. He gives his remembrance of John.
  • Triple threat leads Puget Sound passing game
    October 10, 2018
    Line up AJ Johnson, Collin Heimbach and Jewell Day on the field at the same time and the Puget Sound wide receivers are a three-headed monster opponents would rather avoid dealing with. More in a feature by Brian Lester.
  • Brockport defense slamming door on foes
    October 09, 2018
    For the Golden Eagles, the negatives have all turned out to be positives, and for opponents, trying to run on Brockport has been impossible. What makes this defense tick, to the tune of negative-11.6 rushing yards per game? Joe Sager fills in the gaps.
  • Maryland vs. Delaware in Jersey showdown
    October 03, 2018
    No. 5 Frostburg State and No. 6 Wesley square off for early supremacy in the New Jersey Athletic Conference, and if the rivalry ends after this year, at least it should go out with a bang. Brian Lester has more.
  • Case finally gets crack at Presidents
    October 02, 2018
    Case Western Reserve and Washington & Jefferson were the two best teams in the Presidents' Athletic Conference each of the past two years. As Case gears up for the challenge, it has a lot of players who have never faced W&J, including a freshman quarterback. More in a feature by Joe Sager.
  • It's Showdown Saturday for Trine and Hope
    September 26, 2018
    Trine comes in with the star running back and the playoff pedigree, while Hope is the team looking to make a statement and install itself as the top dog in the conference. Those are the storylines in many places this weekend, but nowhere more than in the MIAA. More from D3football.com's Brian Lester.
  • After the showdown, time for the rebound
    September 25, 2018
    'Every game is a playoff game for us at this point.' The words were uttered by John Carroll running back Mike Canganelli, but everyone knows this fact already: JCU needs to run the table after losing to Mount Union. The Blue Streaks need a new streak starting now. More in a feature by Joe Sager.
  • Keystone: Building from the ground up
    September 19, 2018
    Division III's newest program won't take the field for a varsity game until 2020, but Keystone's coach is out there looking for players and should have a decent shot at competing, once they get there.
  • Cuts both ways
    September 19, 2018
    Having his ACL repaired brought an early end to his sophomore season, but it may well have kickstarted his career. After Alex Darras went under the knife, he shadowed his orthopedic surgeon this summer and will have a leg up when he goes to med school. More in a feature by Brian Lester.
  • Introducing: The Zackfield
    September 18, 2018
    All you have to do to get to the end zone against Washington & Jefferson is get past Zac. Problem is, there are four guys named Zac, Zach or Zack in the Presidents' secondary. More in a feature by Joe Sager.
  • Always on the run
    September 13, 2018
    Cortland quarterback Brett Segala worked his way up from fifth string to the starting lineup in just eight weeks, but ended back on the sidelines the next year. No worries: He made his move back onto the field. Which makes sense. He's always on the move. More in a D3football.com Feature by Jason Bowen.
  • Smallest school still trying to build team
    September 12, 2018
    Typically schools in their fourth year of football get to celebrate a large senior class and often experience a lot of success. But Finlandia played just four countable games last year, has had constant roster turnover and went through two coaches this offseason alone. Brian Lester catches up with a work in progress.
  • Chronicling a comeback
    September 11, 2018
    Down 17-0 in the third quarter on Saturday, UW-Stout not only was back on its heels, it hadn't scored a point all season. But the Blue Devils came back to win by blocking an extra point in overtime. Joe Sager brings you the oral history of the comeback, through the eyes of five key participants.
  • Ready to get back out there
    September 05, 2018
    219 of Division III's 250 teams had games in Week 1. Of the remainders, most get on the field this week, finally. That includes Linfield, which has a key matchup against a former NAIA champion, which already has two games under its belt. Joe Sager has more.
  • When a game isn't a game
    September 05, 2018
    Huntingdon and Guilford combined for 106 points in 47 minutes of play, only to have it all wiped out because of weather. Brian Lester takes us through it all from the Huntingdon perspective, as the team which was leading but also had to drive 496 miles home with a no-contest.